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Cheapest clear bra option in Bay Area

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by ab26, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. ab26

    ab26 Member

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    Hello...

    Getting my model X soon. Could someone recommend a cheap place to get a clear bra (hood and front bumper) on my car in the bay area? Not willing to spend a lot.
     
  2. ninefiveone

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    Paint protection film is all about the prep and application, both the first to suffer when you go cheap.

    You may be better off not bothering. A bad clear bra is worse than no clear bra.
     
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    If you're getting car directly from factory, make sure to ask them not to wash it as they do a very bad job washing that end up leaving micro scratches. As for lowest price one that I found is Wheelxperts Clear Bra in San Jose, I've called around and got quotes from around 15 vendors before choosing them. They wrapped my hood and fender with wrapped edge but the bumper was a precut (pre-refresh Model S) overall I am very happy with their work. Their paint correction price was very good too but I did that part myself. PM me if you want more details.
     
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    I got mine done at Invisiguard in San Carlos. Definitely the best price you will find in the bay for quality work.
     
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    Last time we picked up a Tesla (2015 Obsidian Black S70D-2 years ago) we wanted to have Tesla skip any pre-delivery prep/detailing. They were going to make us sign a release that would absolve Tesla of any paint flaws. Did not sign it. Accepted the sub-optimal prep. Brought car on day of Fremont delivery straight to Joe at OCDetailing (OCDetailing - Bay Area Coating & Clear Bra Specialist) for full paint tune-up and cQuartz (he selected the product--he used OptiCoat Pro on my 2013 multi-coat Red). FWIW, I do not prefer any wrap/film. And as some of the above posts note, you are picking up a $100,000+ vehicle. Be careful to not choose a price but a level of quality. Joe has seen/done over 2000 Teslas in his shop (plus some other nice marques). YMMV. Oh, and BTW, I don't get any referral credits or spiffs--just respect him and his work.
     
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    Joe does not have the lowest price but has arguably one of the best reputation in Bay Area when it comes to paint correction. If you are willing to spend a little more you should go with Joe at OCDetailing. You can actually have one of his guy to come out to you when you are taking delivery and they will help you inspect the car. I highly recommend it if you're taking brand new delivery of your X.
     
  8. ab26

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    Thanks all for the feedback...I have heard about OCDetailing...However, looking for something cheaper (under $500 for clear bra possible?).
     
  9. chemist_slime

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    In the same boat as you @ab26 Taking delivery end of this month and want some paint protection but not necessarily the same package. Maybe a group deal?
     
  10. ecarfan

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    For that price you are probably only going to be able to have the front bumper and the hood done. Maybe. Which are in my opinion the most important areas to protect against rock chips. But try to do the front fenders as well.
     
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    i would add it will likely be a pre-cut piece with that pricing too, which means that seams will show and collect dirt. To keep costs down corners will get cut (or pre-cut in this case :))
     

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